More than 1 in 4 births in the United States are unintended. Some of these are unwanted, even to the point of seeking termination yet being unable to do so. Yet despite having a pregnancy that is unplanned or unwanted, women who find themselves in this situation nonetheless quit or reduce their alcohol consumption.
The National Center for Health Statistics has released its latest report on contraceptive use in the United States. The NCHS data clearly show that nearly 70% of women between the ages of 25 to 44 currently use a contraceptive method. That may not be much of a surprise; however, there are interesting data showing how education level and age each exert influence on the methods women choose to use….
Does federal contraceptive coverage make a difference in patient costs? Can universal rapid HIV testing be implemented at low cost? What is the most commonly reported STD? How effective is the HVP vaccine in women older than 25 years? Just how much of a difference does an effective HPV vaccine program make? Read through this sampler of LateBreakers presented at the recent Contraceptive Technology conference in Atlanta.
The “Contraceptive Technology” conferences will help you synthesize the data and translate the evidence into clinical “pearls” you can put directly into practice. With an array of Preconferences delving into selected specialty areas of interest, plenary sessions focusing on the “hottest” topics, a thought-provoking luncheon presentation, and 30 dynamic, interactive Concurrent Sessions, including hands-on workshops…this conference is certain to improve your clinical practice and expand your network of colleagues. Read more